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AR40445: Programming for design

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To give students a knowledge and understanding of computer programming and experience of applying it to civil engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
* Programming Concepts
* Parametric Modelling Concepts
* Computational Techniques in Civil Engineering
* The practical application of such techniques in the building design process.

Intellectual Skills
* Ability to break a problem down into its component parts and build a solution from the bottom up
* Ability to understand and design algorithms
* The ability to write computer programs and to customise existing software
* Knowledge of how Parametric Modelling can be used for building design
Transferable Skills
* Ability to work independently and manage time
* Communication and Presentation skills
* Research Skills.

Use of Spreadsheets as a Design Tool
Parametric Modelling
Functional Programming
Object Oriented Programming
Computational Engineering Techniques.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40445 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)